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Royal Society Digital Journal Archive Free from 23 Nov to 28 Feb 2010.

The year “2010 is going to be a very special year at the Royal Society. As the worlds oldest science academy, we are looking forward to celebrating our 350th anniversary and to mark this special occasion we are making our digital archive containing more than 65,000 articles free to access.

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November 23rd, 2010

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The complete archive of the Royal Society journals, including some of the most significant scientific papers ever published since 1665, is to be made freely available electronically for the first time until 2007.

The archive contains seminal research papers including accounts of Michael Faraday’s groundbreaking series of electrical experiments, Isaac Newton’s invention of the reflecting telescope, and the first research paper published by Stephen Hawking.The Society’s online collection, which until now only extended back to 1997, contains every paper published in the Royal Society journals from the first ever peer-reviewed scientific journal, Philosophical Transactions in 1665, to the most recent addition, Interface.

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December 15th, 2009

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The BBC has a good article about John Dalton on its site. In 1803 John Dalton demonstrated that atoms must exist – and so set chemistry to become a modern science. He formulated a way to denote chemical elements and their compounds. This enabled science to gain an understanding of the properties and interactions of different substances.His standing in society of the time is astonishing.

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December 7th, 2009

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Sequel to an Essay on the Constitution of the Atmosphere, Published in the Philosophical Transactions for 1826; With Some Account of the Sulphurets of Lime1.

This article was published in 1837 by John Dalton and is made available by The Royal Society because of its great historical significance. It makes interesting reading.

References

1. Dalton, J. “Sequel to an Essay on the Constitution of the Atmosphere“, Published in the Philosophical Transactions for 1826; With Some Account of the Sulphurets of Lime. 
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June 6th, 1837

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This historical document “On the Constitution of the Atmosphere” by John Dalton was presented to the Royal Society in March 1826.1

This is an interesting read for anyone and thanks to the Royal Society for its service that makes these documents available to all.

References

1. Dalton, J. On the Constitution of the Atmosphere. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London.
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February 24th, 1826

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